Inspired by Life: July 2018

This title could not be more apt this weekend as I learned about a friend of Richards who was in critical condition in ICU.  He is our age.  I keep saying, lets do, instead of talking about it.  Before it is too late and we cannot do it anymore.  I don’t want to let time pass us by. Fourth of July, and we decide…

Inspired by Life: June 2018

Inspired by Life is very apt when it comes to Dragonflies.  I hate mosquito’s and dragonflies love mosquito.  On the flip side Dragonflies are a tasty little treat for baby birds.  I remember watching the first 8 day life cycle of Redwing Blackbird chicks.  The female would often bring home a dragonfly as food for the chicks.  For each there is a place. The…

Inspired by Life: May 2018

I recently took a drive down to Fort Lauderdale.  I had heard that there were Burrowing Owl chicks in a local park.  Burrowing Owls have to be the cutest little birds I have ever seen, my baby Redwing Blackbirds aside.  They stand no higher than a standard ruler. Typically Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, deserts and agricultural areas.  I found mine in…

Inspired by Life: April 2018

Recently Amy and I went to the Renaissance Fair that was in town locally.  It is always fun and there are many interesting aspects to them.  This year one of the aspects was Falconry.  Just as the Renaissance Fair deals with medieval times, so Falconry began in medieval times.  So it was not surprising to see a display about Falconry. Now I have to…

Inspired by Life: February 2018

Today is the start of a new blog group, Inspired by Life.  As most of you know I am amazed by the beauty that surrounds us.  The landscape and animal life in Florida is very different to that which I saw in South Africa, but it is equally as beautiful.  Added to that I can get up so much closer to all of the…